USAF Resurrected a B-52H which spent 8 years in Desert Storage

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  1. asianobserve

    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...2h-returns-to-flight-after-seven-year-428990/

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    The "Ghostrider" in storage in 2014


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    The other B-52H that are in 1000-levell storage in AMARG, Arizona:

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    Interesting how many recoverable jets are there in storage in AMARG.
     
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    it would almost cost the same to build a new one rather then getting them out of storage and going through all the checks, validation of system, certify and upgrade I assume.
     
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    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

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    I do not have the figure but it definitely is cheaper to resurrect a B-52H in storage than to build a new one (there is no more B-52 production line in the first place so any new build will be a brand new bomber which will be substantially more costly than the cost of producing the B-52 in current dollars). The reason why the B-52H that was damaged in 2014, which will be replaced by Ghostrider, was not repaired was that it was calculated to be cheaper to resurrect a B-52H in storage than repair the damaged one:

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/story...19/b52-comes-back-from-the-boneyard/23675305/
     
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    That make sense...............................
     

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